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Plumeria: Panoramic Ocean & Sunset Views, Heated Pool, Spa & Complete Privacy!

Kevin and Danielle McCarthy

Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
People9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Kevin and Danielle McCarthy

Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 March, 2015
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Plumeria: Panoramic Ocean & Sunset Views, Heated Pool, Spa & Complete Privacy!

People9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Gift Hill - Plumeria

3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Villa With Panoramic Ocean Views and Differentiated Amenities

Plumeria is located atop Gifft Hill, and features panoramic ocean views of up to twenty islands and cays, as well as spectacular sunsets, among the finest on St. John. Its layout provides the ultimate in Caribbean indoor/outdoor living, with large French doors in every room opening onto the interior courtyard, sundeck, and pool. Outdoor living spaces include the enclosed courtyard, a very comfortable outdoor living room facing the view, a central pool, interior gardens, covered walkways, the main sundeck, the new lower deck with its large built-in spa, the shaded dining gazebo, and a granite outdoor kitchen. Plumeria's hilltop location, with adjacent green space, ensures complete privacy and gentle tropical breezes, as well as a single-level floor plan, with a flat driveway that has room for several cars.

Plumeria's expansive decks offer complete privacy while sunning by the pool, or enjoying a romantic evening in the outdoor living room. Have cocktails and enjoy the stunning sunsets over the Caribbean. As night falls, watch as cruise ships leave for their next port of call, and dine in the outdoor dining gazebo, with the lights of St. Thomas twinkling in the distance. Guests have often commented that dining in the gazebo at Plumeria is the 'table with the best view on St. John'. During the full moon the reflection over the waters of Pillsbury Sound is unmatched. The night sky is full of stars for star gazing, and we provide a high-end telescope and binoculars for guests to use.

The pool is solar heated, ensuring comfortable 80+ degree swimming all year round, and at night, LED pool lights slowly change colors, illuminating the courtyard. The gardens surrounding Plumeria were created for your enjoyment. Orchids abound in the trees, and over 200 different plants and flowers, many with botanical plant labels, attract hummingbirds and bananaquits. Flowering plumeria trees, also called frangipani, add a delightful fragrance to the tropical breezes. In summer, guests can enjoy delicious mangoes, picked fresh from the tree.

You can be dining at one of the many fine restaurants in Cruz Bay less than 10 minutes after leaving your private villa. Plumeria has been furnished for your ultimate comfort, with large upholstered custom furnishings in the great room, and similarly immersive furnishings in the outdoor living room. Indoor fine dining for six is easily accessible from the gourmet kitchen. The kitchen is fully stocked for 'cooking in', with all the gear needed to prepare gourmet meals, including a full set of thirty Penseys' spices. In addition to its large indoor kitchen, Plumeria features a granite outdoor kitchen adjacent to the dining gazebo. The outdoor kitchen features a large built-in gas grill with rotisserie, a teppanyaki cooktop, a mini-fridge, hot and cold water sink, and all of the necessary utensils and tableware. Across the pool from the great room are the air conditioned bedrooms, with a king bed in the master bedroom, and a queen bed in the guest bedroom. Both lower bedrooms include en-suite baths, with twin vanities off the master bedroom. The spacious loft above the great room has both a queen bed and two twin beds, accessed by a spiral stairway, and is also air conditioned. A smaller day bed in the great room brings Plumeria's total sleeping accommodations up to nine.

Plumeria shares ownership with the adjacent villa on Gifft Hill, Coconuts (www.vrbo.com/472849), and the two villas can be rented together, accommodating larger groups with up to sixteen guests. Lush tropical landscaping provides complete privacy between the two villas, which each have their own half acre lot. For joint villa rentals, a gate in the fence between their lots is unlocked, allowing guests to walk freely between the grounds.

St John's gorgeous, undeveloped North Shore beaches, among the finest in the Caribbean, are only 15 to 20 minutes away. You can choose a relaxing day at the beach with our beach chairs, coolers, towels, and floats, or browse thru the many interesting shops to be found in nearby Cruz Bay.

You will be so completely relaxed and refreshed by your stay at Plumeria .... you won't want to leave.

VILLA HIGHLIGHTS AND AMENITIES:

- Private, flat, hilltop location with panoramic ocean views and spectacular sunsets

- Indoor/outdoor living: great room, kitchen, and bedroom buildings centered around a pool, with covered walkways, courtyard gardens, extensive decks, gazebo, porch, and lawns with tropical fruit trees

- The pool is solar heated, ensuring comfortable, 80+ swimming all year round

- LED pool lighting lets guests select among five fixed colors, and seven color programs

- A granite outdoor kitchen, with a built-in gas grill, teppanyaki cooktop, mini-fridge, hot and cold water sink, and all necessary utensils and tableware

- Outdoor living spaces include a shaded gazebo with dining table, and a porch with a very comfortable couch, chair, two chaise lounge chairs, and an outdoor sound system

- All rooms feature flat-screen TV's, premium cable w/ HBO, iPod-ready sound systems, and high speed wireless internet

- The deluxe massage table can be set up indoors or on the deck, for a massage with a view

- Villa-wide, UV sterilized and activated charcoal water purification system

- Additional amenities include a high-end telescope and binoculars for daytime use and/or sky gazing, and a complete set of Pensey's spices for cooking

- Deck completely rebuilt in 2013

- Cordless phones with free unlimited calling to the US mainland

- Roku 3, Netflix, and Pandora One for free unlimited video and music streaming

NOTE: Plumeria has proven to be a very popular villa, so advance planning may be needed to secure a reservation for your chosen dates.

Plumeria is exceptionally well documented. Feel free to contact us and ask for a copy of 'Welcome to Plumeria', which has lots of detailed information about both Plumeria, and the island of St. John.

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Kevin and Danielle McCarthy (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 March, 2015

About Kevin and Danielle McCarthy

Kevin and Danielle McCarthy have been vacationing on St. John for many years, and bought their first villa there, Coconuts, in 2010. In January of 2013, they had a wonderful opportunity to buy Plumeria, the villa adjacent to Coconuts. They immediately set about adding a number of the differentiated amenities that have proved so popular at Coconuts, and are singularly focused on making their guest's experience the best it can possibly be. Feel free to contact them with any questions that you might have, and they would be happy to email you their 'Welcome' document, which provides lots of helpful information about Plumeria.

Kevin and Danielle McCarthy purchased this villa in 2013

Why Kevin and Danielle McCarthy chose Gift Hill

Plumeria combines panoramic ocean views with fantastic sunsets, the finest in Caribbean indoor/outdoor living, complete privacy, close proximity to the restaurants and shops of Cruz Bay, a level driveway and floor plan, and a number of wonderful amenities.

What makes this villa unique

As soon as you step through the doors into the interior courtyard, and see the magnificent ocean panorama stretching out before you, you will fall in love with this wonderful villa.

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People9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

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Plumeria: Panoramic Ocean & Sunset Views, Heated Pool, Spa & Complete Privacy!
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
Maryland
4

Plumaria

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I and our two friends stayed at Plumaria for a week. The villa was well equipped and beautifully decorated inside. Everything was in very good condition. We enjoyed the sunset view every evening. The small pool was much appreciated by me as I have back issues. This is the best house we have stayed in on St. John. We hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Charlotte, NC, US
5

The Best Villa Ever

  • 5 of 5

We have been to St. John three times, and to Plumeria twice. I would love to make it an annual visit, and would stay in Plumeria every time. Its location and amenities are perfect. The pool, hot tub, outdoor kitchen and airy outdoor seating areas make it such a pleasant place to visit. And the furniture is comfortable, as opposed to some villas that offer "beachy" but uncomfortable wicker couches and chairs. Plumeria is close enough to Cruz Bay to make running to the market or dinner in town an easy trip, but high enough in the hills to have an awesome view. The architectural style of Plumeria is typical of St. John, with the two main bedrooms opening onto the pool area, and connected by a short covered breezeway to the kitchen and living areas, giving you a true Caribbean experience. Everything you need is provided there, including a laundry room, beach chairs, towels, and a complimentary welcome bottle of wine from Kevin and Danielle! We have been twice with another couple and had plenty of room for all of us to either be together eating or watching tv, or spreading out to each "do their own thing". I cannot imagine a better location or villa to stay in. We especially like the Gift Hill area, as it affords great views and is an easy drive to all the north beaches, and is closer than many locations to explore Coral Bay, on the east side of the island, where you will also see beautiful scenery and end up at Skinny Legs for lunch! Have no hesitation in booking Plumeria, but do it quickly, as its popularity is well known and its calendar gets filled up quickly!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Wonderful stay at Plumeria

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have been to St. John several times but this is the first time we took our three daughters (ages 22,19 & 14). The house was tremendous and the owners are the best ones we have ever dealt with. A lot of attention to detail (labeled light switches, instructions on electronics) made our stay very easy. Good Wi-Fi to check emails in the evening. We are beach-goers so we didn't spend a lot of time in the house, but the amenities were good. The large deck was ideal for entertaining a group of friends we had on the island. It was a beautiful stay. Thank you Kevin and Danielle.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Look no further-this place is IT!

  • of 5

Our family just returned from Plumeria, where we spent the week of Christmas. This was our first time not spending our time at a hotel or resort for a vacation and so we were not exactly sure what to expect. We were greeted at the ferry dock by the owner, Kevin. We followed him up the hill and entered Plumeria. We were not prepared for that view....it literally took our breath and words from us-it was incredible! Kevin and Danielle both showed us around the villa and gave us a very in-depth tour of all the amenities. They were both so very kind and helpful. We had every luxury that we could ask for at our fingertips. I cannot say enough good things about this experience. Every single thing is just as described and as good as the pictures on this website looks, the real life version is even better. Thanks again for having us!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Pennsylvania
5

Great accommodations, location, pool, view, everything!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 7th trip to St John. By far the best villa yet. Great sunset views, very comfortable furniture inside and out. Previous villa rentals had uncomfortable wicker furniture. The heated pool rocked. We had a full moon on our trip so the Orion telescope came in handy. The view is to die for. Air conditioning not needed but was nice to drown out the night noise from the island critters. Very close to town. We can't wait till next year to book this one again. The owners are as good as it gets with hospitalit. Thanks

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Much, much better than described!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures and descriptions of Plumeria do not do it justice. I was at this villa from 07/04 thru 07/09 and really didn't want to leave. In the past several years, it has become my habit to rent apartments, houses, etc. when I travel instead of staying in hotels or on resorts. This villa was the most well-appointed and well-stocked of any of the places I have previously rented. Kevin and Danielle have thought of everything that would make a stay here memorable and comfortable. The decor is lovely and airy and made it oh so easy nap! Having coffee every morning on the deck while taking in the beautiful views had me (a notoriously late sleeper) up by 7 a.m. I absolutely, whole-heartely recommend this villa to anyone looking for an island experience. I'm ready to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Location

About St. John:

Travelers have once again voted St. John their #1 Caribbean destination in 2013, and for good reason. Thanks to the foresight of the philanthropist and naturalist Laurence Rockefeller, two-thirds of St. John has been and will in perpetuity be preserved in its original state, as part of the U. S. Virgin Islands National Park. Its 35 picture-perfect white sand beaches are each unique, with many of these lying within the boundaries of the National Park. As a result, when you turn away from the Caribbean Sea and look inland, you witness unspoiled virgin green hillsides, looking much as they did back in 1493, when Christopher Columbus discovered and named these islands. St. John's hilly terrain, and the literally hundreds of islands and cays that surround it, provide unmatched vistas and photographic opportunities from all around the island. The V. I. National Park maintains dozens of excellent hiking trails, and well preserved ruins from the era of the sugar mills allow you to step back in time to that earlier period. Despite large tracts of undeveloped natural beauty, St. John also offers extensive fine dining options, and the seaside village of Cruz Bay has many interesting shops to peruse.

If this will be your first visit to St. John, you are in for a treat!

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Prices & Availability

From $409 Nightly

Prices for this holiday villa in Gift Hill, St John

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
In Season 2015
26 Apr 2015 - 28 Apr 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,886
for 3 nights
From
$629
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
 
In Season 2015
13 Dec 2015 - 22 Dec 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,400
for 7 nights
$4,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
 
In Season 2016
2 Jan 2016 - 30 Apr 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,400
for 7 nights
$4,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2016
19 Nov 2016 - 26 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,850
for 7 nights
$3,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2016
21 Dec 2016 - 28 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
$6,600
for 7 nights
$6,600
 
 
NewYear 2016-17
29 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,600
for 7 nights
$6,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $33 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,860
for 7 nights
$2,860
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes We prefer either a VRBO/HomeAway eCheck or a check by mail, but also accept credit cards via VRBO/HomeAway.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Gift Hill in St John

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Guest bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Great room bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , the great room bathroom also serves the loft bedroom
    Master bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , The master bedroom bathroom features dual vanities
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Guest bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Loft bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Great room - 1 Single Bed , There is a twin daybed in the great room.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Amenities include: - A granite outdoor kitchen, with a gas grill, teppanyaki, fridge, sink, and rotisserie. - Solar pool heaters with guest temperature control - A whisper-quiet pool pump - An LED pool light with five fixed colors and seven color programs - A villa-wide UV / activated charcoal water purification system - A massage table with fitted cotton flannel covers - A high quality refracting telescope and binoculars - High speed (5 - 10 Mbbps) wireless internet - Expanded HD cable with HBO and an HD-DVR to let you record shows - Cordless phones with unlimited free calling to the US mainland - Flat screen TVs, a Blu-ray player, and indoor and outdoor porch sound systems -A luxurious beaded pool / beach float - Bedroom iPod/iPhone music player alarms Gourmet kitchen gear, including a full set of Penzeys' spices, waffle iron, hot-air popcorn popper, etc.

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